Justice for the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103

By Jeffrey Goldberg

It's unfortunate that Qaddafi won't be standing trial for the crimes he committed against his own people, and against others. But it's good to hear that the his death has brought some relief to the survivors of the Americans he murdered in the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland. Eli Lake reminds me of this particularly disgusting boast Qaddafi made not long ago:

Each family of the victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing in 2009 received $10 million from the Libyan government in compensation for the act of terrorism. The payments were a condition of Gaddafi deal to normalize relations with the United States, after the Libyan dictator disclosed to U.S. and British intelligence his nuclear weapon program. When Libya finally did make the payments, Gaddafi bragged that the money he was giving the families he had made back from western oil companies ready to explore his country's vast petroleum reserves.

Welcome to Hell, oh Guide of the Revolution.


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